For those that have not heard, the Disney Company has recently penned a deal to acquire Lucasfilm LTD. At a transaction value of $4.05 billion, the purchase marks a significant investment for the company.
In news that will delight many Disney Fans, Netflix, Inc. and Disney-ABC Television Group have penned an agreement that will allow Netflix to offer streaming of hundreds of new television episodes never before previously available to Netflix.
This includes shows from the ABC Television Network, the Disney Channel and ABC Family, the latter of which has never before been available in streaming format to anyone. The agreement will allow the new shows to be streamed beginning 15 days after they initially air.
Offering an interactive reading experience to kids of all ages, Disney Publishing Worldwide launched Disney Digital Books (www.disneydigitalbooks.com) last week. Over 500 books are available now on the site which are geared towards varying interests and multiple reading levels.
Utilizing common web browser technology, the Disney Digital Books allow subscribers to interact with the books in several ways including looking and listening to a story as it is read by a narrator, creating unique stories themselves and an age-appropriate dictionary that enables readers to select words they do not know, and have it read to them along with a definition they should be able to understand. Since it is web-based, most any internet capable computer will be able to be used on the site. Continue reading “Eager Young Readers Now Can Get Disney Digital Books Online” »